Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.

SDA Radar Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
Engineering/Engineering Support
Full Time
Location : Name
Peterson SFB
USD $90,000.00/Yr.
USD $140,000.00/Yr.

Position Summary

Odyssey Systems has an exciting new opportunity for an SDA Radar Systems Engineer providing Advisory and Assistance Services supporting the Phased Array Radars Branch of the US Space Force, Space Systems Command, Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Acquisition Delta (USSF SSC/SZGGP).  This is a full-time position at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO that allows 2-4 days per week of tele-work at the discretion of the Government.

The SDA Acquisition Delta (USSF SSC/SZG) executes system acquisition, modernization, and sustainment for ground- and space-based SDA sensors and command and control (C2) systems. Activities include acquisition program management, system, and subsystem engineering, maintenance and supply support, and fielding.

Odyssey Systems provides support to the Government in five areas: Product Support, Sustainment Engineering & Sustainment Management, Technical Order Management, Technical User Interface, and System Design, Engineering and Integration.  These tasks are executed laterally with USSF SSC/SZG depot and development contractors and with SDA stakeholders.


As an SDA Radar Systems Engineer, you will provide support for a wide range of engineering tasks, research, studies, testing and analysis that provide engineering, technical and managerial direction for problem definition, analysis, requirement development and implementation for complex systems in the engineering disciplines.  These tasks are required to meet technical requirements for large-scale mission-critical projects. You will make recommendations and advise the Government on system development, improvements, optimization and support efforts for the Eglin Radar and other systems in the portfolio. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Draft, review, and provide input during the development of overarching system design documentation to include technical requirements documents (TRD); capability description documents (CDD); capability production documents (CPD); interface control documents (ICDs); and system specifications
  • Provide proposal analysis support services that compare and quantify proposed systems, components, and approaches for technical feasibility, compatibility, and cost-effectiveness
  • Provide technical recommendation support services, including reviews, studies, audits, evaluations and analyses, scientific and procedural guidance, documentation, technical analysis, and support of associated engineering IPTs.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to learn Phased Array Radar signal processing
  • Support development of system integration plans, procedures, and scenarios
  • Participate in trade studies to support the selection of preferred design solutions, commercial hardware or software components, and preferred course of action alternatives in project development/system delivery
  • Develop, plan, and implement, strategies; develop analysis; analyze and evaluate test results for complex system and subsystem test and evaluation activities; perform validation of systems, including the development of criteria and procedures
  • Support the development of system test plans in accordance with project technical, schedule, and cost constraints, support site and system test activities with contractor and Program Office personnel
  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules; identify program risks and mitigations
  • Coordinate and lead resolution of system issues and deficiencies with prime contractors, depot contractors other support contractors; monitor contractor performance during Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E), fielding, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), and Operational Acceptance (OA)
  • Identify and track development and sustainment risks in support of Government activities; develop and execute technology insertion and risk reduction strategies, studies, and recommendations to mitigate identified risk conditions
  • Provide relevant input to acquisition planning activities, upgrades and modifications, and studies and interface with stakeholders, contractor personnel, and product integrators
  • Develop and maintain relationships with DoD, Air Force, Space Force, and Intelligence Community stakeholders throughout the Space Domain Awareness enterprise
  • Travel to CONUS and OCONUS locations upon government direction
  • Other duties as requested by the Government and within the constraints of the S3 contract


Minimum Required Qualifications:


Citizenship:  Must be a US citizen

Clearance:  Must hold an active Secret clearance and be eligible to obtain a DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance, agreeable to polygraph

Education:  Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Electrical Engineering (RF), or a related discipline

Years of Experience:  8 or more years of relevant experience with some experience in a Systems Engineering or Test Engineering role supporting similar Department of Defense or Intelligence Community Space Surveillance systems OR, 

  • Master's degree in Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Electrical Engineering (RF), or a related discipline with 4 or more years of relevant experience in a Systems Engineering or Test Engineering role supporting similar Department of Defense or Intelligence Community Space Surveillance systems

Preferred Qualifications:


Clearance:  Active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance, agreeable to polygraph

Certifications:  Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3, or equivalent certification in Test and Evaluation, Engineering, or Program Management

Technical:  Applied systems design experience with phased array radars and RF signal processing and waveform familiarity


Additional Information:


Location: Work is performed at Peterson Space Force Base

Travel: Up to 25%

Remote, On Site, or Hybrid: This is a Hybrid position with 2-4 days per week of tele-work at the discretion of the Government

Company Overview

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.


Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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